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Poster: xtifr Date: Mar 25, 2011 3:14pm
Forum: etree Subject: Well over 1 million songs!

Getting a solid count is taking longer than I originally expected, but I can now definitely say that there are over 1 million songs on the LMA. In fact, I've found over 1 million tracks with only 60,000 shows checked!

Note that technically I'm measuring tracks, not songs. Some tracks may be filler (intro, tuning, inter-song banter) rather than actual songs. Nevertheless, given that I've only processed about 2/3 of the shows on the Archive, I feel pretty comfortable stating that there are well over 1 million actual songs here!

I've paused the counting because of reports that the Archive is having access problems today, I may resume later, but my list of concerts is getting more out-of-date by the day, so no guarantees. I'll offer copies of my scripts to the Archive after I clean them up a bit.

p.s. the exact numbers so far: 1045333 tracks in 62576 shows

This post was modified by xtifr on 2011-03-25 22:14:14

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Mar 25, 2011 4:43pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Well over 1 million songs!

I ran some stats here a few days ago:
4,630 bands
93,293 shows (there's a few more now)
1,505,999 tracks
16 tracks per show (avg.)
we are adding approximately 1,100 shows per month
we should hit 100,000 shows early October.

100000 by 10-01-11 (lots of zeros and ones...very computeresque!)

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2011-03-25 23:43:54

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Poster: xtifr Date: Mar 26, 2011 8:59pm
Forum: etree Subject: Hire me anyway! :)

Well, darn, you beat me to it. Guess it was probably a little easier when you weren't sitting behind a consumer-grade DSL modem shared by the rest of your family.

I'm glad to see the numbers, but a little disappointed because I hoped to impress enough folks at the Archive that I could then say, "hey, check out my resume, I know big systems and I'd love to work there," and almost be guaranteed a response of some sort. (I did send in my resume a few months ago, but heard nothing back.)

What the heck, I'll say it anyway. Check out my resume! I know big systems (my last job was at, and I'd love to work there! :)

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Poster: Tyler Date: Mar 27, 2011 10:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Hire me anyway! :)

though you really should chat with Tracey and Jeff directly. they are the ones that do the engineering and I'm sure would love to see your resume

e-mail it to us admins at etree AT archive DOT org and i'll forward it to them and CC you.


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Poster: Tyler Date: Mar 25, 2011 8:54pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Well over 1 million songs!

AWESOME Jeff and AWESOME Xtifr! Xtifr, you two should talk, jeff works at ... thanks to you both for the awesome stats! I love that stuff...

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Poster: Tyler Date: Mar 26, 2011 6:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Well over 1 million songs!

I would be interested too in how much physical computer data space those take up ... I know the petaboxs are mirrored and redundant, but all that live lossless music must be a LOT of disk-space!

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Poster: brewster Date: Mar 26, 2011 8:38am
Forum: etree Subject: 84,000,000,000,000 bytes of live music for free

All of the music in the Live Music Archive is now 84,000,000,000,000 Bytes (84TB).